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PBS
Oct 27, 2012 12:00am PDT
half before the election. with positive, but still slow, improvement, the white house aro the romney campaign offered different assessments. a latboost in consumer spending was a major factor in the economic news from the bocommerce department. gross domestic product-- the broadest gauge of the country'so economic health-- great a 2%% rate from july though september, slightly better than the 1.8% economists had predicted, and an improvement over the 1.3% growth in the previous quarter. another positive si today-- a survey from the university of michigan shows consumer confidence this month reached its highest level since september 2007, three months before the recession began.e but the gdp growth is still considered by economists to be too weak to bring a quick up-tick in jobs. and on the stump in ames, iowa, today, mitt romn seized on thero that aspect of the new report. >> today, we received the latest round of discouraging economi news. last quarter, nor economy grew at just 2%. after the stimulus was passed, the white house promised itom would be growing at 4.3%, over twice as fa
PBS
Oct 29, 2012 12:00am PDT
people say are completely irrelevant. governor romney has changed his position on ju about everything throughout his entir career. and that, i believe, bedevils the fact checkers who will say, "well, his official position is this, but then he did that.re so it's hard to know, but you can't really say, this is true because also that's true." if that's e context, if that's what's going on, then i'm not ex sure what can be learned at all about governor romney because the chances of him saying something different, doing something different once the election comes, based on his behavior during this campaign and while he's been running for president, are extremely high. >> let me give you aexample of what people have learned.ex people know that governor romney is going to increase spending for the military. and that's a consequential difference. they know that president obama is going to increase taxes, where, where governor romney is not if he's elected president. that's an important issue distinction. coming into the last debate, the annenberg survey showed that the public thought that go
PBS
Oct 28, 2012 9:00pm PDT
. >> narrator: it was 47-year-old mitt romney's first campaign. >> and mitt just has this big smile on his face, and he looks at me and goes, "boy, however this turns out, this really makes it worth it." >> narrator: the race had been close. romney needed a great performance. >> i don't think he had any idea what it was going to be like, bee he had never done debates under that pressure. >> narrator: he'd gotten into the race because kennedy looked weak, beatable. >> at the time ted kennedye seemed vulnerable. it was a weak period for kennedy. looked bad, he sounded bad,d and in that way he was vulnerable. >> narrator: he was dramatically overweight. there had been trouble with alcohol and women. he'd mortgaged his house to stay in the race. >> romney was everytng ted kennedy was not. you know, he had this clean family life.yt he was a really good speaker. he was really athletic and he had a good kind ofampaign visage. >> people knew that he had gone to harvard business school, hadm made a lot of money, been a registered independent up until not too long before he ran. >> he ran as a l
PBS
Oct 29, 2012 3:00am PDT
list. >> mitt romney doesn't have an ideological bone in his body, as far as i can tell. >> and destiny. >> what unites both of these characters is this sense that there was a place that they were going, a destiny that they had. >> tonight ofrontline, "the choice 2012." >> frontlinis made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major funding is provided by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. additional funding is provided by the park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of ctical issues. and by the frontline journalism fund.is >> in massachusetts, in a political fight that ted kennedy probably never imagined... >> kennedy's seventh campaign has become a desperate struggle for survival... >> this year he in his toughest race ever against a political newcomer... >> it's youth versus age, the senate's leading liberal against a wildly successful venture capitalist. >> we get a call from the boston polic
PBS
Oct 31, 2012 1:00am PDT
the burden on the audience. website because they won't find out the answer at mitt romney's website. >> but then we come to the we second part of the process that protects. you heard in the debates candidates saying, "that's not true. check the record. check the transcript," and an invitation essentially to go to t fact checkers and journalism. to the extent that this year we've had a lot of fact checking in national journalism, a lot more than we've had in previous years. and we know now after the first three debates. last time ftalked to you it was, it was only a hypothesis, that the people w t said they went to the fact checking sites or went to journalism for fact checking on the web, were more s likely to accurately be able to portray the candidates' positions and those exchanges in which somebody was alleging deception. romney, his plan largely doesn't add up. obama did not apologize around the world, if by apologize you mean said, "i'm sorry and i apologize." what we haven't gotten to is a deeper understanding of what t obama was doing in those moments. i think he was doing s
PBS
Nov 3, 2012 12:30pm PDT
national election. in the sense that the romney momentum is temporarily, certainly was temporarily halted. the benghazi thing has been knocked off thfront pages, and the president is putting himself in the role of president as head of state, rather than the campaign mode, which i don't think is effective, i think it's the real toss-up and this interruption has helped the president. >> matt -- political harmony before the three. >> chris kiss tee is emotional, reacting in the moment, he tereally cares about his state d people. he tweeted that the jeey shore, his childhood was gone. this is a very wrenching moment for him as it is for the people who were living through this in new jersey and new york. and the president is doing his job, and itth a time when government s been under assault in the political arena, and it gives the president a chance to show that government can have a positive influence in people's lives. government is working here. the states could not respond fully on their own, ey need the help, and so i think this is a moment that i wish we could capture it in a bot
PBS
Nov 3, 2012 12:00am PDT
of job growth, while mitt romney cited an up-tick in the unemployment rate as proof of an ecomic standstill. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, with the final data before election day now out, we look at the overall jobs picture in america, and how the candidates are and are not addressing it.om >> woodruff: then, long gas lines, continuing power outages, and massive cleanup effort in the northeast.fo ray suarez updates the slow imb back after the storm. >> brown: ordinary citizens, some of them school children, caught in the crossfire in syria's war. margaret warner has our reort. >> as syrian rebels expand the areas they control, ther assad regime has turned to long-range artillery and air attacks to hit the opposition and civilians as well. >> woodruff:ege have ae "battleground" distch from iowa, where immigration is d rarely menoned by thy candidates, but is on the minds of voters. >> although latinos make up only 5% of iowa's population, their numbers have increased by 110% over the last ten years. >> brown: plus mark s
PBS
Oct 31, 2012 12:00am PDT
today. they focused, instead, on disaster relief, with mitt romney in ohio collecting canned foods and bottled water, and the president making a quick afternoon visit to red cross headquarters in washington. >> the most important msage i have for them is that america is is with you. we are standing behind you, and we are going to do everything we can to help you get back on your feet. sa ifill: romney also spoke of the need to help storm victims.e >> i appreciate your generosity. it's part of the american spirit. the american way to give to people who are in need. and your generosity this morning touches my heart. >> ifill: the romney campaign announced he will resume campaigning tomorrow. the president will remain off the trail throughsu wednesday. dn spent most of today at the offering federal support to officials in the affected areas. among them, new jersey's republican governor chris christie, a romney supporter who nevertheless heaped praise on the president. >> i have to say thed administration, the president himself, and people a administrator craig few gate have been outst
PBS
Nov 2, 2012 12:00am PDT
different from that of mitt romney. the news came as the president returned to the campaign trail, stopping first in green by, wisconn. he revived his own slogan of 2008 to question mitt romney's ideas. >> governor romney has been using a his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same poalcies that failed ourha country so badly, the very same policies we've been cleaning up after for the past four years. and he is offering them up change. ( laughter ) he's... he's saying he's the candidate of change. well, let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. ( cheers and applause ) and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. >> woodruff: polls currently give the president a slight edge in wisconsin. but nationally, they are mostly dead even. romney spent his day in virginrga tied state, telling a crowd in roanoke, that the president is clueless when it comes to business.a >> and so we came up with an idea last week, which is he's going to create the department of business. ( laughter ) i don't think adding a new chair in his cabinet will help add millions of
PBS
Nov 1, 2012 12:00am PDT
tape, we're not going tod tolerate bureaucrac >> woodruff: meanwhile, republican mitt romney returned to the campaign trail today with three events in florida. the g.o.p. presidential nominee also mentioned the ongoing recovery in the northeast. >> this is... this is quite a time for the country, as you know. we're... we're going through trauma in a major part of the country, a kind of trauma you've experienced here in florida more than once. and... and it's interesting to see how people come together in a circumstance like this. we've seen folks from all over the country step forward and... and offer contributions. >> woodruff: bumps in the recovery were evident in new y late today, where the public, bellevue hospital , started evacuating about 500rk patients because of deteriorating conditions. >> ifill: and for more on fill a short time ago governor cuomo said laguardia area will open for flights tomorrow morning. today's developments, we're joined again tonight by warren levinson of the associated press. he's been making his way around new york city today, and is just bac
PBS
Nov 3, 2012 1:00pm PDT
, picking up cash, almost every month. his is -- >> and mitt romney's been here nine times, as well. >> that's right. >> never done a single public event. >> right. >> belva: has anybody done a real public event? the president early on did -- and this shows the importance silicon valley again, some town hall meetings at facebook, he did one at linkedin. he's done a couple of events. maybe that one at solyndra that he doesn't want to remember now. but the fact is that there were very, very few public events, in the bay area, it was all about money, particularly money from silicon valley. >> the old days, politicians would come, you could go to the -- >> that's all gone. that's over. >> belva: o, the access toa: these candidates, by the average voter, is -- has disappeared. >> the average voter needed a minimum of $100 to get into any of tvose things, certainly in the bay area. >> a lot in minorityse communits on each spectrum, if they are the donors, those hosts of th e these, or they are the common voters wanting to get access and not being able to do that. >> presidentmo obama havi
PBS
Nov 2, 2012 6:30pm PDT
and surprised to elshere that the romney campaign did noe greet esewsew well. they said i shows the eidnomy is virtually at a standstill because basically the unemployment rate is where it was when obama was sworn in. now the obama administration is pointing out they created more than five million jobs since the president took office inre the ivate sector, that is. and also, if you look at the first full month the president was in office the unemployment rate was 8.3%. now it's 7.9. >> tom: instead of arguing about the data, what about the demographics here? because polls, obviously, show this is an%. extremely close rae going into tuesday. so what about the key voting demographics in this jobs report? >> reporter: you know, one little nugget that i thought was very interesting, the unemployment rate for white men has fall tone 6.6% and about a year ago it was 7.8%. otingis a key demographic, but interestingly enough, even though the unemployment rate is coming down, that demographic is going as much as two toot one for romney. youo know, sometimes demographic information and the un
PBS
Oct 26, 2012 6:30pm PDT
. mike berry with the insurance information institut tu >> tom: governor mitt romney today promised big changes if he's elected, in a speech billed as his closing argument in the campaign. e acsesed president obama of shrinking from the major issues facing the nation. romney promised to offer policies that mched the scale of today's economic challenges. he again touted his five point plan for economic growth,ch including promoting small businesses, cutting the federal budget, and keeping taxes low. >> this is not the time to double down on trickle down government policies that have fail us. it's time for new bold changes that measure up to the moment and that can bring america's families the certainty that the future will be better than the past. >> tom: the obama campaign pushed back against the speech, a spokeswoman today sa while y governor romneoris promising change, it's change that will lead us back to the same failed policies that crashed our economy in the first place. is >> tom: in cities across the u.s., the biggest mortgage lender, wells fargo looking to mend its image af
PBS
Oct 29, 2012 6:30pm PDT
the government's storm response. esvernor mitt romney canceled campaign events in the key m states of virginia and new hampshire. darrenersh tonight looks at the impact with election day one week away. >> reporter: both campaigns say they have stopped fundraising and campaigning in states in sandy's path. governor romney was still looking for votes today in ohio, iowa and wisconsin, but tis campaign says he will stay away from the key swing states of virginia and new hampshire to let emergency workers there focus on the storm. both candidates say this is a time for the nation to come together. >> i am noworried m this point about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on families, and i'm worried about the impact on our first responders. i'm worried about the impact on our economy and on transportation. the election will take care of itself next week. >> i would like to ask you who are here today to think about mang a contribution to the red cross or another relief agency, to be of help if you possiblyng can in any way you can imagine to help those in harm's way. rte
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